The General Data Protection Act (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and will effect all businesses who handle EU Residents Data. It replaces the Data Protection Act of 1998.
The GDPR has been created to regulate how all businesses are using personal dates and ensuring is remains consistent across the EU. The GDPR covers a wider scope than the Data Protection Act as it has a far higher standard of consent for using different types of data and broadens an individual persons rights with respect to assessing and storing their data.
What Personal Data will the GDPR protect?
- Home Address
- Email Address
- Telephone Number
- Bank Details
What benefits will the GDPR have to me?
1. Better protection
Companies are now required to have a high level of protection on any data received and act accordingly if any errors occur.
You have more control on your data. You also have more control over which data that companies hold for you
Companies will now have to ask for your consent for whether they can contact you. You have control over how they contact you and also by what method
4. Right to change your mind
You will have the right to make changes to your choices any time. This will help keep you in control of your data